Through actual classroom projects, participants learn how the visual storytelling format called kamishibai (paper theater) helps students create compelling presentations that combine writing, editing, drawing, performance, collaboration, and multicultural history.
Hazuki Kataoka, Leaf Moon Arts, Folsom, CA
Should religion be discussed in U.S. public schools? The Supreme Court says yes. Learn why and how to address this controversial topic, and leave with resources to get you started.
Heidi Torres, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Engage in K-5 strategies that integrate themes between National Standards in social studies and science for teaching sustainability. Session provides curriculum on themes of society-science-technology, global connections, and human-environmental interaction.
Joyce Burstein, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA; Greg Knotts, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
Based on themes in Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma," Social Studies licensure candidates created sustainability-focused lessons based on children's literature, Web2.o activities, and a cornucopia of resources for students.
Siri Anderson, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN; Stacy Bender-Fayette, SchoolCraft Learning Community, Bemidji, MN
This session will provide elementary social studies teachers 10 strategies that they can use to incorporate literacy into their social studies lessons.
Scott Roberts, Gwinnett County Public Schools/Piedmont College, Suwanee, GA
This session uses primary sources to compare and contrast life for Americans of European descent and of Japanese descent in the immediate aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Deborah Morowski, Auburn University, Auburn, AL; Theresa McCormick, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Teach your students to connect to history in deep, meaningful ways by using inquiry and primary source documents. Learn ways to hook students and inspire them to be active learners.
Melissa Culver, Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, Shelbyville, KY
G = Geography P = Primary Sources S = Strategies & T = Technology/Other Tools Incorporate the use of geography, primary sources, thinking historically and literacy strategies in your classroom.
Ruth King, Cedar Ridge Elementary/Alpine School District/Utah Council of Social Studies, Cedar Hills, UT
A collaborative teaching model demonstrates integration of several academic disciplines focusing on education and social justice across time, place, and vulnerable populations through critical thinking, literacy, reflection, and artful expression.
Margo Collier, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; liz Keefe, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Rebecca Sanchez, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Linney Wix, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Running out of time for Social Studies? Link learning about India and Pakistan into Language Arts through a simulation of bilateral negotiations and practice researching, persuasive writing, and debating.
Gerardo Aponte, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI